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Sharon Rose Greenlee

March 4, 1944 — April 30, 2024

Sharon Rose Greenlee was born on March 4, 1944, to Melvin and Dorothy Aarvig in Los Angeles, CA. She passed away on April 30, 2024 in Denver, CO at 80 years old. 

Sharon graduated from San Marino High School in 1962 and then attended Pasadena City college. She met Loyd when she was 18, when she flew to Colorado in 1962 to visit her brother Jim during military training at Fort Carson. Her friend, Marlene Cox (Johnson), arranged two carloads of boys her age to pick her up from the airport. Marlene had told Sharon about all the eligible bachelors that were “rich wheat farmers.” She ended up in Loyd’s car and the rest is history. Soon after, Loyd attended mortuary school in San Francisco and drove to Los Angeles to see Sharon on the weekends. The first weekend that he drove to see her, he proposed to her in her parents’ backyard. 

Loyd and Sharon got married on December 14th, 1963 in Pasadena, California. They honeymooned in Las Vegas, and started their new life in San Francisco. After Loyd graduated mortuary school, they moved to Vallejo for his apprenticeship as a funeral director. Baby Amii was born January 18, 1965. After Loyd completed his apprenticeship, they moved to Los Gatos, where Baby Doug joined them on June 28, 1969. In 1972, the family of four moved to Denver, Colorado. Baby Nate was born on February 9, 1974. Sharon was a stay at home mom until 1980, when she went to work for the Internal Revenue Service as a legal administrator. She worked for the IRS in Denver for 27 years until she retired in 2007. Loyd and Sharon celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year with all their family. 

Sharon’s favorite thing to do was travel with her family and friends; one of her travel highlights included her and Loyd being the first family members to return to her ancestral homeland in Norway in 2000. She was featured in the local Norwegian newspaper, since this was such a big deal in their town. She was very grateful to have traveled to other places, including the Holy Land tour through Israel and Jordan, the footsteps of Paul through Greece and Turkey, and her favorites were spent with her family at Disney and Hawaii.

Sharon faithfully served the Lord from the age of 13, and all of her family and friends enjoyed the warmth, love, and grace that showed forth from a life of service to God. Sharon was known to be warm, friendly, and vibrant to all she and Loyd hosted in her home, and the light of her Saviour was known to all she encountered.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband Loyd, children Amii Rasmussen (William), Douglas and Nathan Greenlee, brothers James Aarvig (Thora) and Forrest Aarvig (Karen), grandchildren Cole Rasmussen, Drew Rasmussen (Elizabeth), Jade Hartsuiker (Keith), and Asia Rasmussen, great grandchildren Judah Rasmussen, Levi Rasmussen, Asher Rasmussen and expecting Baby Benjamin Rasmussen any day, and nephew Todd Aarvig (Cassi) and niece Carrie Postma (Mike). 

Sharon’s farewell service is on Friday, May 10th at 1pm at the Horan and McConaty Funeral home located on South Wadsworth. A catered reception is to follow the funeral service. 

Sharon's service will be livestreamed. Please click on the link below to watch the live streaming of the Service.
Sharon Greenlee – BXcited

The family is asking in lieu of flowers, a donation is made to the National Brain Tumor Society, in honor of Doug.


Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Friday, May 10, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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